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By Russell Pickeringand Sue Bull On March 2, 300 workers from the Cobar CSA copper mine and Grafton's Gilbertson's meatworks picketed Parliament House to protest their sacking and the non-payment of their entitlements. The joint protest demanded
Special season by Bangarra SYDNEY — The justly acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre has opened a special season of Fish at the Enmore Theatre (Tuesday-Sunday until March 29). This production has added choreography by Stephen Page, while David Page
By Wendy Robertson The campaign by the Mirrar traditional owners and other land rights and environmental activists nationwide to stop Energy Resources Australia from opening the Jabiluka uranium mine in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National
By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — The Brunswick Music Festival celebrates its 10th birthday this year with an impressive array of international and Australian artists. The line-up reflects the cultural diversity of Brunswick and surrounding suburbs,
News broke last week of the resignation of John Prescott, chief executive officer and managing director of BHP. Between his multi-million dollar package and his large shareholdings in the company, Prescott is leaving BHP even wealthier than when he
By Dave Riley The Northern Ireland peace process is in great jeopardy following the expulsion from political negotiations of Sinn Féin, which represents more than 40% of nationalist opinion in the Six Counties. Even prior to Sinn
By Stuart Ross In September 1992, Peter McBride was shot dead by British soldiers in the New Lodge area of North Belfast. He was one of the hundreds of people — mostly Catholic — acknowledged to have been killed by the army or Royal Ulster
Green Left Weekly's RUSSELL PICKERING spoke to STEVE ROACH, secretary of the Shearers and Rural Workers Union, about the struggle to get rural workers covered by a union which will defend their interests. Question: How did the SRWU get coverage at
Fat is (still) a feminist issue By Sarah Stephen "A woman can't be too rich or too thin." So said the duchess of Windsor, and so says every fashion and beauty magazine, every television ad, every weight loss centre and even many families, friends
TwoBy Jim CartwrightDirected by Crispin TaylorWith Julie Hudspeth and Daniel MitchellEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney, until March 28. Review by Allen Myers The "two" of Jim Cartwright's play are the couples whose stories can be viewed in a
Telstra privatisation Following Telstra CEO Frank Blount's announcement, several weeks ago, of a record interim profit of $1.6 billion, PM John Howard and treasurer Peter Costello have been talking up their plan to fully privatise the profitable
Cajun down under Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers kicked off their Australian tour at the Adelaide Festival's Club Squeezebox, February 27-March 1. It seems Beau Jocque and his gang are the biggest things in the south Louisiana-east Texas